A twenty-something teacher in Colorado; Theatre Arts; Social Studies; Grades 7-12; Hired for first year of teaching to begin in August.

New tumblr

I have decided to abandon this tumblr and instead use my (originally) personal tumblr as my education tumblr.  So, if you are still interested in hearing about my antics as a first year teacher, click here and follow me.

Please note that there will be non-education posts on this new tumblr, but it will also be a place for my education musings.  So if you don’t mind a little wackiness and a lot of gifs, give my new tumblr a chance.  Also, there will be pictures of my ferrets. See you over there! 

Things college never prepared me for…

These forms in my employment package.  Some of them hurt my brain. 

masqueconoceojo-deactivated2013 asked:

In regard to your last post, that drive will be a bummer when it comes to gas prices. However, it's a good way to get charged on the way to work and wind down on the way home! :-) Peace and knowledge, my fellow first-year teacher!!

When I was student teaching, I had to drive 30 minutes each way.  I used that time to mentally go over my lessons, plan what I needed to get done during my planning period, and so forth.  So I suppose I am grateful to still have time to prepare for school. 

The really big downside (and it worries me) is that the stretch of highway I have to drive on usually closes when it snows.  So hopefully a place will pop up before it starts to snow this year.

Thanks for the kind words!! :-)

Trying to find a home or apartment for rent in a small town…

…is a lot like trying to find a unicorn.

As in: they only exist in fantasy.

Looks like I’ll have a one hour drive to school and another hour from school in August.

Just got home…

Spent a week visiting family in humid Cleveland, OH.  So glad to be back in dry Colorado.  Now, I sleep.

Original suffrage

shitmystudentswrite:

What women went through was not suffrage, it was punishment for Eve’s sin.  And that is why women should not have the right to vote.

Sounds legit.

In response to itssnix’s post.  I was INTJ when I was just starting my school’s teacher ed. program.  I guess working with students has turned me into more of a feeler?  Or it’s all those theatre classes.

In response to itssnix’s post.  I was INTJ when I was just starting my school’s teacher ed. program.  I guess working with students has turned me into more of a feeler?  Or it’s all those theatre classes.

It’s happening.

It’s happening.

I grew up in Colorado.  I don’t live near any of the fires, but I grew up near one of them.  Colorado is so beautiful.  And it is just burning to the ground right now.  I am heartbroken right now.

Things I Have Learned About School Districts

Anytime a school district says they’ll do (insert action here) by/on (insert date here), add seven days to that date. At least.

Must add “Call school district about paper work” to my to do before I leave for vacation** list.  

**I’m going to Ohio in a week to visit my dad. Hooray for vacations (even if I take this trip every summer).